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Learn to play vintage baseballThe Frontier Historical Society Museum will hold an instructional practice for vintage base ball from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the field between Glenwood Springs High School and the Roaring Fork River below the bike path. Vintage base ball is played by the rules in place from the 1860s to the 1880s. The event is a fun combination of sport and theatrics designed to teach the history of baseball. Ballists will play for either the Glenwood Sluggers or the Yampah Stars on Friday, June 30.For more information, call 945-4448 or just show up at practice on June 24.Downtown Market opens June 20Glenwood’s Downtown Market is set to open at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The market is located in and next to Centennial Park on Ninth and Grand Avenue. The market will run every Tuesday from June 20 to Sept. 26, and is open from 4 p.m. to dusk.Local and regional growers returning to the market this year include Z’s Orchard, Early Morning Orchard and Okagawa’s. New to the market in 2006 are Lite Tracks, offering range-fed meat, chicken, and elk as well as wild salmon and halibut. Wine from Woody Creek Cellars will be on sale this year, and shoppers will be able to taste as well as buy.The market will also feature a variety of craft and art booths. Returning this year are Colorado Full Circle Jewelry, Designs by Bershenyi and Mountain Valley Greenhouse. Art & Soul Photography, JK Designs, Cobalt Studios, and Pedersen’s Designs are just a few of the new vendors who will be joining the market. Craft booth applications are still be accepted. Call 618-3650 for more information, or stop by Main Street Gallery for an application.The Maple Table, 8th Street Deli and Café Corner will all be serving hot food and pastries. Yer Mom’s Lemonade will be selling lemonade and iced tea. Bonjour Bakery will be back with his heavenly breads. and Hometown Jerky will also be returning.Local bands will entertain each week beginning at approximately 5 p.m. Kicking off the season are Market favorites The Last Minute String Band on June 20. Other entertainment include the Derringers, Steve Schute and Friends, the Currys and Lesa Russo. On the Fourth of July, the Sirens, formerly the Sirens of Swing, will entertain from 5-7 p.m. Head hunters to heart huntersThe community is invited to hear the musical drama, “Headhunters to Heart Hunters” when the India Children’s Choir performs at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Admission in free.The famous India Children’s Choir is comprised of 24 children ages 9 to 12 from the hills of Manipur on the India-Burma-China border. In song and drama, they sing and tell the story of their tribe’s transformation from fierce headhunters just two generations ago to Christians, thanks to the British a missionary who brought tribal leaders the Gospel of John. The children are the direct descendants of these former headhunters who live in the remote areas of Northeast India.Army Band to performThe internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band will perform at a free concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 8, at Two Rivers Park.Along with the Soldier’s Chorus, this 65-member concert band presents a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. Community Concert AssociationThe Kingston Trio will appear as part of next season’s schedule for the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association. New memberships, renewals and business sponsorships are available now. The season will open Oct. 10 with a Canadian string ensemble and the popular Woods Tea Company will appear Nov. 5. The Kingston Trio will be in town March 19, 2007, and the season will close on May 3 with Cadence, a male quartet. The concert association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.Renewal or new membership checks can be mailed to GWS Community Concert Association, PO Box 214, Glenwood Springs 81602. For information, call Judy at 945-5384.Grassroots TV launches Free Range Forum GrassRoots TV 12 is pleased to announce a free marketing vehicle for local nonprofits and musicians, thanks to a generous underwriting donation from Chaffin Light Associates in Basalt.The Free Range Forum community bulletin board is now available to all legitimate 501(c)(3) charities in the Roaring Fork Valley that wish to publicize their program offerings, special events, mission statements, or other general messages or information about their organizations. Interested nonprofits may contact Brad Manosevitz to schedule a complimentary, two-hour training session at 925-8000, ext. 3, or bradman@grassrootstv.org.Local musicians or bands with a CD who wish to contribute to the Free Range Forum audio bed can bring it to Brad Manosevitz at the GrassRoots TV station, 110 E. Hallam St., Suite 132 in Aspen or e-mail a mpeg file to: bradman@grassrootstv.org.Volunteer for Jazz AspenJazz Aspen is looking for volunteers for the upcoming festival from June 22-25. Volunteers can help as ushers or greeters to earn tickets for another show of their choice, or for the Labor Day festival. For more information or to sign up, please call volunteer coordinator Sarah Murray at (970) 618-0109 or e-mail smurray@jazzaspen.org.Applications being accepted for Studio TourThe Roaring Fork Valley Studio Tour, presented by the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools, is accepting applications from local visual artists through June 30 for the fourth annual studio tour, to be held Oct. 14 and 15, with an opening reception Friday, Oct. 13. The tour will be limited to 50 studios throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Artists who would like to open their studios to visitors during the tour should call the Carbondale Community School at 963-9647 or e-mail lizard@sopris.net to receive an application.


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